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Bush can dance!

It was thrilling seeing Bush dancing the ‘Ardha with our king this afternoon! The guy just pulled that sword out like he was born to it. At last, though, Bush found someone to impart him some culture. But my opinion doesn’t matter here, tell me what you think if you witnessed the event of the century! (if you haven’t, I’m sure it’ll be on YouTube before too long) [POLL=14] Thanks to RedBelt, here’s the video:…

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Bahrain fourth richest in the Arab world

According to The Peninsula newspaper quoting the Qatar National Bank, the current rich-ranking in the Arab world goes like this: The country’s per capita income is projected to hit a whopping $63,262 (QR230,000) this year as per estimates issued by Qatar National Bank (QNB), which in turn was quoting figures given by the General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP). The $63,262 figure is all the more eye-catching considering per capita income was around $40,000 as recently …

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…and now, some light stuff

3 Minute Management Course training for 2008 Lesson 1 A man is getting into the shower as his wife is getting out, when the doorbell rings. She quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. She opens the door to Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, she drops it and stands naked in front of Bob. …

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Scorned by a friend, championed by the enemy?

There must have been quite a run on dental surgeries over the last couple of days which continues today and possibly for a few days to come. The reason is not a sudden national oral hygiene awareness, but a condition borne of gnashed teeth to the point of shattering!Why I hear you ask? Well, Ahmedinejad was Bahrain’s Santa yesterday. Yes, I know, his timing has always been off a bit, it’s still a few weeks …

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Bitchslapped!

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Do you want to see – in writing – what a bitchslap looks like? Of course you do, we’re all human and enjoy a bit of “entertainment”. Well, head over this morning’s Al-Wasat newspaper and read the Minister of Labour’s response to the Chamber of Commerce’s weedy objections to imposing the forthcoming labour fee. That, my friends, is a thing of beauty that I don’t think that the Chamber will awake from for some time to …

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Missed opportunities

Tell me something guys, if you were in a down-and-out situation and someone offered you a lifeline would you take it? Of course you would, as most sane human beings. But if the situation is complicated with a sense of self-importance, of too much ego or with any of the plethora of psychological aberrations then even if you do take that lifeline, most would soon go into a usual self -destruct mode. That’s unfortunately what seemed …

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New Toys!

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Have a look at these beauties guys:These, my friends, are the Sony HVR-Z1E HDV Camcorder with the accompanying HVR-25E HDV player/recorder. I’ve had to wait for about a month to receive them. They finally arrived this afternoon. There are still a few accessories still to arrive later this week. I suppose I should now pull the finger our and make some movies! If you know anyone who wants to do a corporate or industrial video, …

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The Bahraini Economy Excels

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I’ve got some Good News™ for you guys:As an exercise in deflating pessimism it couldn’t have been better. The merchants of doom and gloom have been predicating their comments on declining oil reserves for years, with the implicit rider that the entire economy of the kingdom was destined to plummet down a slippery slope. Now a report from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has left the pessimists spluttering and bereft of ammunition for the …

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Big business delays progress of democracy in Bahrain

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Firm vows to bear 1pc cut in salary The Bahrain National Holding Company announced yesterday that it is to bear the costs of the government’s one per cent unemployment benefit tax for its nearly 200-strong workforce. Officials yesterday said the firm had already begun making deductions from staff salaries last month but that following a thorough management study, it was decided to ease the burden on employees. This includes employees of both of its fully owned …

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Vote for Bahrain!

Guys, there is a “spot poll” on ArabianBusiness.com which asks which is the best ME city to do business in; Bahrain is currently #2 at 27.9% after Dubai at 46.7%. Could you please go there and vote (for Bahrain of course!) Come on.. it’s a good gift for our lovely country on her Independence Day! Go on and do it! update 16 Aug, ’07 – poll has closed now with Bahrain topping 60%, WE WON! Congrats …

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